'Biggest ever' fete sees thousands join in the fun on first day

Thousands have spent the day at Costessey Fete and Fayre, which has welcomed guests for its 10th year 

Thousands have spent the day at Costessey Fete and Fayre, which has welcomed guests for its 10th year - Credit: Lauren De Boise

After two years of absence due to Covid, the Costessey Fete and Fayre is back with a bang for its "biggest ever" event.

Thousands of people flocked to the site on the outskirts of Norwich on Friday to revel amongst its many activities on offer.

A child at the soft play area at Costessey Fete and Fayre

A child at the soft play area at Costessey Fete and Fayre - Credit: Lauren De Boise

Organised by the town council and volunteers, the fair has something for everyone with over 100 stalls, a fun fair, live music and even a Spitfire fly-pass to mark the jubilee.

It's all fun and games at the Costessey Fete and Fayre

It's all fun and games at the Costessey Fete and Fayre - Credit: Lauren De Boise

Gary Blundell, lead volunteer event organiser, said: "It has been absolutely amazing today and we estimate we had 6,000 visitors, beating all other records.

Costessey Fete and Fayre

Approximately 6,000 people attended the Costessey Fete and Fayre over the course of the day - Credit: Lauren De Boise

"It's been great seeing so many families enjoying themselves. Its priceless.

"Without the support of the local community, town council and sponsors it wouldn't be what it is."

Children take part in a martial arts display at the Costessey Fete and Fayre

Children take part in a martial arts display at the Costessey Fete and Fayre - Credit: Lauren De Boise

The fair continues on Saturday, June 4 with gates opening at 10am and the event finishing off with a fireworks display.

A family meet an alpaca at the Costessey Fete and Fayre

A family meet an alpaca at the Costessey Fete and Fayre - Credit: Lauren De Boise

A vintage military vehicle at the Costessey Fete and Fayre

A vintage military vehicle at the Costessey Fete and Fayre - Credit: Lauren De Boise

A martial arts display at the Costessey Fete and Fayre

A martial arts display at the Costessey Fete and Fayre - Credit: Lauren De Boise

A boy gives an alpaca a tickle on the chin at the Costessey Fete and Fayre

A boy gives an alpaca a tickle on the chin at the Costessey Fete and Fayre - Credit: Lauren De Boise

A Spitfire at the Costessey Fete and Fayre

A Spitfire at the Costessey Fete and Fayre - Credit: Lauren De Boise


A father and child stand next to a Spitfire plane at the Costessey Fete and Fayre

A father and child stand next to a Spitfire plane at the Costessey Fete and Fayre - Credit: Lauren De Boise

A family having fun at the Costessey Fete and Fayre

A family having fun at the Costessey Fete and Fayre - Credit: Lauren De Boise

There are over 100 stalls to explore at the Costessey Fete and Fayre

There are over 100 stalls to explore at the Costessey Fete and Fayre - Credit: Lauren De Boise

More smiles at the Costessey Fete and Fayre

More smiles at the Costessey Fete and Fayre - Credit: Lauren De Boise

Children showing off their moves at the Costessey Fete and Fayre

Children showing off their moves at the Costessey Fete and Fayre - Credit: Lauren De Boise

Costessey Fete and Fayre 2022

Costessey Fete and Fayre 2022 - Credit: Lauren De Boise